RHEL 2.1 / 3 : rsync (RHSA-2004:192)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated rsync package that fixes a directory traversal security
flaw is now available.

Rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.

Rsync before 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths when running a
read/write daemon without using chroot. This could allow a remote
attacker to write files outside of the module's 'path', depending on
the privileges assigned to the rsync daemon. Users not running an
rsync daemon, running a read-only daemon, or running a chrooted daemon
are not affected by this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0426
to this issue.

Users of Rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch and is not affected by this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12497 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0426

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